Many guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending time searching for Hidden Mickeys. Hidden Mickeys can be found virtually everywhere throughout the property and they feature a likeness of Mickey or another classic Disney character. These hidden images can be found in artwork, décor, scenery, or props and can be easy to spot or extremely difficult. Some Hidden Mickeys are perfect for adults to find as they are located on attractions which are more thrilling and have height requirements or in dining locations which are exclusive for adults. These Hidden Mickeys range in difficulty but are fun for adults to search for while enjoying more grown up areas of Walt Disney World. Here are the top ten Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World for adults.
10. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror –
Guests who visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios are drawn down Sunset Boulevard by the sounds of scream echoing from the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Looming at the end of the street, the building is home to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror which is one of the most beautifully themed and detailed attractions in Walt Disney World. The eerie attraction brings guests into the abandoned hotel where they soon find themselves on a thrilling journey on a service elevator heading directly to The Twilight Zone. While in the library of the attraction, guests watch a film showing them how five hotel guests disappeared one fateful night long ago. Those who look closely will notice that the doomed little girl is holding a plush Mickey Mouse doll from the 1930s.
9. Mission: SPACE –
Guests who are brave enough for space travel will love Mission: SPACE in Epcot’s Future World. The attraction brings guests into the International Space Training Center where they are invited to train for the first mission to Mars. The attraction is one of the most thrilling in Walt Disney World and guests can choose to be members of the Green Team for a tamer version of the experience or the Orange Team for full intensity. After strapping into their seats, guests will find themselves awaiting blast off facing a series of metal doors that lead to the gang plank. On either side of the metal frames is a classic Hidden Mickey for guests to find before their adventure to the red planet.
8. Splash Mountain –
A popular attraction in the Magic Kingdom takes guests on a soaking journey alongside Br’er Rabbit who is looking for more adventure. Splash Mountain brings guests into a massive mountain where they encounter plenty of jolly animals and eventually drop down a steep hill into the Briar Patch below. After the large drop, guests are treated to a finale scene where the animals from the attraction are jubilantly celebrating the return of Br’er Rabbit. The scene features a massive steamboat on which several characters are dancing, and to the right of the boat is a Hidden Mickey for guests to find. Up in the sky, a Hidden Mickey can be found in full body form laying on his back gazing up at the clouds above.
7. Haunted Mansion –
The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic attractions in Walt Disney World and it brings guests into the creepy Gracey Manor for a tour guided by the disembodied Ghost Host. After interacting with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts, guests find themselves in a graveyard full of ghosts belting out the classic tune “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” Just before exiting the graveyard and entering into the hallway where the hitchhiking ghosts appear, guests should look behind their Doom Buggies on the right hand side. There they can spy a crypt with a grim reaper looming inside and spot a classic Hidden Mickey in his outstretched hand.
6. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith –
Located right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith which invites guests into G Force Records where the band is working on their next hit. This is one of the most thrilling attractions in Walt Disney World as guests are launched into the neon lights of Downtown Los Angeles and experience several inversions as they rocket across town to get to a concert on time. While in the recording studio and enjoying the preshow with the band, guests should look on the floor in front of a case of guitars to spot a classic Hidden Mickey formed by coiled cables.
5. Dinosaur –
Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings guests into a world where prehistoric times rule. The thrilling attraction Dinosaur brings guests into the Dino Institute where they are given the opportunity to travel back in time for a live tour with the massive beasts. Once on board the attraction, guests aim to bring back one particular dinosaur to modern times, but are met with near constant darkness, sudden twists and turns, scary encounters with unfriendly dinosaurs, and a close encounter with an asteroid. After boarding their Time Rovers and having their seat belts checked, guests move towards the tunnel where the time travel actually occurs. Just before entering into that tunnel they pass by a large white board on the left hand side of the attraction vehicles where they can spot a classic Hidden Mickey drawn.
4. Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant –
One of the most exclusive dining experiences in all of Walt Disney World is located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. With a strict dress code for adults and children under ten not permitted, the opulent Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant serves up multiple course meals in Victorian elegance. One of the dining rooms is named the Queen Victoria room and it features plush carpets in regal purple and gold. Just before entering into the dining room, guests should look down to the carpet to spot a classic Hidden Mickey formed once in the pattern.
3. Expedition Everest –
The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is dominated by the massive Expedition Everest. The thrilling attraction brings guests deep into the Forbidden Mountain where they find themselves face to face with the fabled Yeti and scrambling to escape his grasp. While moving through the queue of the attraction, guests encounter a museum based on the Yeti and can observe plenty of artifacts, artwork, and history about the creature. Right as they enter into the museum, guests can spot a picture in a glass case that features a bear who appears to be wearing mouse ears forming a Hidden Mickey.
2. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet –
Epcot’s Future World is home to Test Track Presented by Chevrolet where guests are invited into the design studio to create their very own SIM car to test on the track in Energy, Power, Efficiency, and Responsiveness. The attraction culminates with a thrilling outdoor loop around Future World topping out at speeds over sixty miles per hour. While waiting on the queue, guests pass by a mural which features many different photos of people. Featured on the mural are a series of white geometric lines which are nearby a small white classic Hidden Mickey atop a series of dotted white lines.
1. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror –
Since this attraction is one of the most intricately themed and detailed in Walt Disney World, it is no surprise that there are multiple props from the television show as well as multiple Hidden Mickeys throughout the experience. After guests watch the preshow mentioned above in the library, they move into the boiler room where their evil service elevator awaits. Midway through the boiler room the queue splits into two separate lines and on the left hand brick wall at that spot there is a classic Hidden Mickey formed by a water stain. This Hidden Mickey can be hard to spot since the stain is in shadow, but adults will love spotting it before their thrilling journey to The Twilight Zone.